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6 All-Season Historic Sites to Visit in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 5th, 2019
The city of Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 by Jesuit missionaries and since then has become a destination filled with historical significance. As the weather begins to cool, the trees shed their leaves and snow begins to fall, take a trip to Sault Ste. Marie to discover the stories that lie w… read more..

Lake Superior’s history on display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Posted on October 23rd, 2019
Lake Superior is known for its unimaginable amount of fresh water, beautiful coast line spanning across three states and a Canadian province, and a wicked temper only rivaled by the lake’s own vast expanse. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum offers reflection and education on the “Big Lake’s… read more..

Historical Cemeteries of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on October 16th, 2019
As the days grow shorter and the darkness closes in earlier and earlier, it is easy for our minds to wander toward spooky thoughts and locations. The crisp October breeze makes the hairs on your arms stand, and the thought of the departed, who didn’t get the fond farewell that they deserve, make… read more..

Are there haunted locations in Sault Ste. Marie?

Posted on October 9th, 2019
Having over 350 years of history is a badge of honor and nothing to make light of for the folks of Sault Ste. Marie. But with such a storied past, there is bound to be something dark… For 20 years now the Upper Peninsula Research Society (UPPRS [pronounced Yoopers]) has been investigating things that… read more..
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Clyde’s or the West Pier? Two Soo classics to pick from

Posted on August 6th, 2019
Ketchup or gravy on a pasty? Pan-fried or deep-fried Whitefish? A hamburger from Clyde’s Drive-In or one from the West Pier Drive-In? These are the questions that divide people in the Upper Peninsula, and have defined generations of residents and visitors to the Eastern Upper Peninsula. This is… read more..
The Poe Lock

The Poe Lock turns 50

Posted on June 26th, 2019
Often cited as one of the most integral parts of the United States’ entire economic infrastructure, the modern-day Poe Lock is celebrating 50 years of providing the means for massive freighters to traverse into and out of Lake Superior. The current Poe Lock measures 1,200 feet long, 110 feet wide… read more..
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10 Ways to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on July 18th, 2018
There are tons of ways to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Here’s a list of ten quintessential activities that define an authentic experience in the Soo. Whether this is your first or 350th visit to the Soo, we hope you choose to celebrate this monumental celebra… read more..